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Thursday, April 24, 2014

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  • Philadelphia FedAnalysis: Predicting Revisions to State Employment Data

    The latest in a new series of reports on payroll employment estimates is available now. This report demonstrates the value of using Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages data to generate alternative employment estimates to the monthly Current Employment Statistics estimates during the interval between the BLS annual benchmark releases. Read the report. PDF

  • State Coincident IndexesMarch's Coincident Indexes Show Increased Economic Activity in 38 States

    The Bank has released the coincident indexes, which measure current economic activity in each of the 50 states. In March, the indexes increased in 38 states, decreased in nine, and remained stable in three. Over the past three months, the indexes increased in 42 states, decreased in seven, and remained stable in one. Read the report.PDF

  • Business Outlook SurveyFirms See Increased Business Activity in April

    Manufacturing activity increased in April, according to firms responding to the latest Business Outlook Survey. The general activity index increased to 16.6 this month from 9.0 last month. Firms were also asked about factors influencing their decision to remain in the Third Federal Reserve District. Read the report. Watch the press conference. YouTube Video

  • Community Development Studies & EducationReport Looks at the Recent History of Student Loan Borrowing in the Region

    A new report by the Community Development Studies and Education Department outlines the recent history of student loan borrowing in the region and explores lending patterns in order to better understand the implications for low- and moderate-income communities. Read the report and register for the free webinar External Link.

  • Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Charles I. PlosserSpeech: Simplicity, Transparency, and Market Discipline in Regulatory Reform

    President Plosser explores simplicity in regulatory rules, transparency in financial instruments, and the role of market forces in controlling risk-taking and enhancing supervision. Read the speech.

  • Tri-State TrackingTri-State Tracking Updated

    The Philadelphia Fed has updated its monthly Tri-State Tracking series that provides statewide summaries of economic conditions using monthly and quarterly data of employment, housing, and personal income. Read the reports for Delaware PDF , New Jersey PDF , and Pennsylvania PDF.

  • State Leading IndexesLeading Indexes Suggest Expansion in 43 States into the Third Quarter

    The Bank has released February's leading indexes, which are a six-month forecast of the state coincident indexes. The coincident indexes measure current economic activity in each of the 50 states. This month's leading indexes suggest economic expansion in 43 states into the third quarter. Read the report.PDF

  • Community Development Studies & Education DepartmentBook Release: Revitalizing American Cities

    The Bank's Community Development Studies and Education Department announces the release of Revitalizing American Cities External Link, published by the University of Pennsylvania Press. The book is based on research that was presented at the 2012 Reinventing Older Communities: Building Resilient Cities conference.

  • 100 Years LogoFederal Reserve Launches Commemorative Video

    The "Fed at 100" video commemorates the 100-year anniversary of the signing of the Federal Reserve Act of 1913. Watch employees, business and community leaders, and scholars share their unique perspectives about the history, mission, and future of the nation's central bank. Watch the video. YouTube Video

  • Reinventing Older CommunitiesRegistration Opens for Reinventing Older Communities

    Registration is now open for Reinventing Older Communities: Bridging Growth and Opportunity, a national conference that will be held Monday, May 12, to Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. The conference will explore how communities can grow and strengthen their economies by creating opportunities for all residents. Register for the conference. Read the press release.

  • The Federal Reserve Bank of PhiladelphiaThe Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia helps formulate and implement monetary policy, supervises banks and bank holding companies, and provides financial services to depository institutions and the federal government. One of the 12 regional Banks that, together with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the Federal Reserve System, the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank serves eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware. Learn more about us.

The EconomyLast update: April 22, 2014, 10:00 a.m. ET

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Business Outlook Survey

Business Outlook Survey

A monthly survey of manufacturers in the Third Federal Reserve District.

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State Leading Indexes
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State Leading Indexes

Predict the six-month growth rate of the state's coincident index.

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State Coincident Indexes
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State Coincident Indexes

Combine four state-level indicators to summarize current economic conditions in a single statistic.

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Aruoba-Diebold-Scotti Business Conditions Index: Plot Since Last Peak
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Aruoba-Diebold-Scotti Business Conditions Index

Designed to track real macroeconomic activity at high frequency. Last updated on April 17, 2014.

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